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  • Village Council — Late fees to be forgiven

    One time each year, the Village of Yellow Springs will forgive the late fee on a resident’s utility bill if the resident asks for forgiveness.

  • New county jail focus of meeting

    Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer and Maj. Kirk Keller raised concerns about the deterioration of the county jail at the James A. McKee Group meeting, held at Antioch University Midwest recently. From left: Jonathan Platt, Yellow Springs Mayor Pam Conine, Sheriff Fischer, Maj. Keller. (Photo by Morgan Beard)

    Overcrowding, crumbling infrastructure and infestations of birds and rodents were among the concerns raised by Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer during a June 27 meeting hosted by the James A. McKee Group in Yellow Springs to discuss plans to build a new Greene County Jail. 

  • Village Council — Citizens speak up for Meister

    Jeff “Pan” Reich addressed council members during the citizen’s comment period of its July 2 meeting. Reich, along wiht eight other villagers, expressed support for Cpl. David Meister, who is facing disciplinary charges. About 30 citizens attended. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Nine villagers spoke in support of Cpl. David Meister, a local police officer facing discipline charges, at Village Council’s July 2 meeting.

  • Village, Meister still at odds

    Last Friday’s pre-disciplinary hearing for Yellow Springs Police Corporal Dave Meister was postponed in hopes that lawyers representing Meister and the Village could reach a compromise agreement.

  • Council eyes creating a CIC

    At Village Council’s June 18 meeting, Council revisited a previous discussion on the potential benefits and costs of creating a designated community improvement corporation, or CIC.

  • Village police — Meister discipline sparks protest

    About 25 villagers took part Saturday in a protest against the proposed disciplinary actions against Cpl. Dave Meister of the Yellow Springs police department. The group carried posters in support of Meister through downtown. (Photo by Morgan Beard)

    The proposed demotion and additional discipline of a popular local police officer has sparked concern in Yellow Springs, including a protest last weekend.

  • Police investigating armed robbery in the Glen

    In two separate incidents on Saturday, June 30, three people were robbed at gunpoint while hiking in the Glen Helen Nature Preserve, according to the YSPD.

  • Yellow Springs recognized as bike friendly community

    On Wednesday evening, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate Yellow Springs becoming the 17th community in Ohio to be recognized as a bronze-level bicycle-friendly community.

  • Village Council focus on housing

    Village Council addressed several possible strategies for addressing housing needs in Yellow Springs.

  • Discipline hearing for Meister set for next week

    A pre-disciplinary hearing is set for Yellow Springs Police Corporal Dave Meister for next Friday, June 29, following a department investigation into his performance during two March traffic stops.

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